Grand Canyon National Park in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
How's the View?
On a clear day you can easily see Mount Trumbull just above the western horizon, 62 miles (99 km) away. Most days, haze makes spotting this distant landmark difficult. Sadly, most of this haze is human-caused. It can be a plume from a local forest fire, but usually haze is pollution from urban and industrial areas hundreds of miles to the south and west, and even from Asia.
In high concentrations, these pollutants can injure park ecosystems and human health. To protect the canyon views, the park has been monitoring air quality since the 1970s. The good news is that the park's clearest days have gotten clearer in recent years. The bad news is that the haziest days have stayed about the same.
Most of Grand Canyon's air pollution comes from distant sources, ignoring human boundary lines. If you help clean up the air at home, you help clear Grand Canyon's view.
How does Grand Canyon look today? Can you see Mount Trumbull? Are the canyon's formations sharp and colorful? How does it compare to the clarity of air you have at home?
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment.
Location. 36° 3.961′ N, 112° 7.06′ W. Marker is in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker can be reached from South Entrance Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Canyon AZ 86023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mighty Colorado? (a few steps from this marker); Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.6 miles away); Verkamp's Curios (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hopi House (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Hopi House (approx. 1.2 miles away); El Tovar Hotel (approx. 1.2 miles away); El Tovar (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Canyon National Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.